Left ventricular function after myocardial infarction.

@article{Cohn1989LeftVF,
  title={Left ventricular function after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Martin J. Cohn},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 Suppl 9},
  pages={
          S55-8
        }
}
After acute myocardial infarction, left ventricular filling pressure is elevated because of systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction. The severity of the left ventricular dysfunction is influenced not only by infarct size and location but also by biochemical, neurohormonal, and peripheral vascular responses to infarction. Short-term vasodilator therapy improves left ventricular dysfunction and may influence favorably long-term prognosis in the presence of severe systolic dysfunction but not with… CONTINUE READING
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